Inside EPA - 05/15/2020

NRDC Launches Suit Over EPA Rule Scrapping HFC Leak Requirements

May 11, 2020
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is filing suit over EPA’s decision to scrap Obama-era standards to fix leaks on equipment that use hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants that act as potent greenhouse gases, a policy that has earned bipartisan support on the Hill. The group on May 11 filed a petition for review of EPA’s March 11 final rule rescinding a 2016 decision to extend leak repair mandates under section 608 of the Clean Air Act to HFCs and other “substitutes”...

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